Rachel Hyman

Rachel Hyman

iOS Engineer

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About Me

I am an experienced iOS engineer living in Chicago, IL. I work for Sittercity on apps that make childcare finally work. I enjoy a good challenge and working alongside people who have similarly eclectic backgrounds. I'm always open to small freelance projects for the right client.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, and hanging out with my shiba inu, Kenny.

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Freelance & Side Projects

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Smart Marketer

I deployed an app for an upcoming conference to iTunes Connect, handling issues with provisioning and code signing.


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Moj! Sticker Set

iMessage sticker set. With Moj!, take your messages to the next level with creations like the crying thinking face, shower cry, and hidey horse. Created in collaboration with James T. Green.


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Songwriting app for recording music and lyrics. I serve as a developer and am current undertaking an effort to introduce folders into the app.


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Maps for Good

Javascript interactive map of Farallon National Wildlife Refuge off the coast of San Francisco.

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Hotline Bot Club

Twitter bots that talk back. I learned a lot about Ruby, the dependency chain, and Linux, and I ended up contributing to the library that I used.


Work Experience

iOS Engineer - Sittercity (Sep 2016 - Present)

I develop new features for and maintain Sittercity and Chime iOS apps, connecting parents to babysitters and managing bookings and payments. I spearheaded development and integration of a native help center and chat framework into multiple apps. I also advocated for and implemented accessibility improvements to Chime app

iOS Engineer - Belly (Feb 2016 - Aug 2016)

I built a geofenced mobile check-ins feature allowing users to check in from their devices, with extensive in-field testing to develop accurate location heuristics. I also developed a Rails backend for a pilot loyalty program at major clothing retailer, built and integrated a Swift framework for UI elements to be shared within Belly iOS apps, and brought our member app up to modern standards of accessibility

iOS Engineer - Vokal Interactive (Sep 2014 - Dec 2015)

I was an iOS engineer contributing to client and internal projects at Vokal. I served as lead iOS developer on discovery and development for a dating app. I also helped to refactor and nativize a legacy e-commerce app for a Fortune 500 client.

iOS Apprentice - Detroit Labs (Mar 2014 - Jun 2014)

I graduated from Detroit Labs' inaugural apprentice program for iOS development. I contributed to a hybrid software-hardware client project in the auto industry, a social media app in App Store (Flipback), and a scavenger hunt app.